The Digicel PNG Foundation, NCD Governor Powes Parkop and Member for Moresby South Justin Tkatchenko officially opened the project.
The plan, funded by the Foundation, consists of 4xclassrooms, 2x teachers’ office space, 160 students’ desk, teachers’ desk and chairs, electricity and 9000L water tanks.
Digicel PNG Foundation CEO Beatrice Mahuru says providing children with access to basic education is one of five focus areas of the Foundation. This is done primarily through the provision of the new infrastructure.
Each time they fund one of these classrooms, they give 80 more elementary school-aged children the opportunity to go to school, she states.
Mahuru stresses that the Foundation believes that education is the greatest opportunity one can give to a child.
“Our biggest encouragement here today is to the community to please look after the infrastructure so that other children are able to utilise it for generations to come,” Mahuru says.
She adds that this is not the last and the Foundation plans to roll out many more similar projects to help improve the education of our people and the society at large.
Parkop and Tkatchenko say they should set the standard for the rest of the schools here in Moresby South as well as the city, not to just have a good looking school, but a reasonable and happy learning environment for the children.
Sevesa Morea is one of the three elementary schools in the NCD to benefit from a Digicel PNG Foundation funded double classroom project.
Since the launch of the Foundation in October 2008, they have funded 242 elementary and 216 primary school classroom projects – a total of 458 projects.
(Digicel PNG Foundation CEO Beatrice Mahuru, centre, with Moresby South MP Justin Tkatchenko, left, and NCD Governor Powes Parkop.)